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Stephen Forrest

2 years on StartPlaying


141 games hosted


Highly rated for: Creativity, Storytelling, World Builder


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Response rate: 100%

About me

Hello to one and hello to all. Fantasy has a way of immersing us within it the same way we consume those stories it shares. I have been playing or running RPG games off and on during the past three decades. Throughout various systems and new versions there always seems something new to learn or a way to grow. I have experience running with established campaign settings and full homebrew content as well. Whether it is a pre-written adventure, a custom modular campaign or an open ended journey full of discovery and exploration; I can provide as storyteller and gamemaster. I believe that gaming is about having fun, for yourself and with those you play with. If a player wants to do something, I try to say yes and figure out a way to make it work. Because of this I try to provide a flexible foundation for collaborative storytelling between players and the challenges they face. First and foremost in my games is the story and how the player characters fit within it-interacting with each other or NPCs. Combat and dice rolling is secondary but still creates the framework within which the story is told.

GM style

I believe in gaming as a group effort between player(s) and storyteller. Reading, listening or writing stories has always important to me and I enjoy voicing dialogue and narrative description for action and location. Not starting with tactical map or miniatures gave me respect for theatre of the mind. Now though, I can appreciate some of the nuances that a tactical minimap is able to provide a game as well as the presence of mind in making them. Such visual aids are even more important for a digital experience I have found I also have almost every official DnD 5e book in some form or other and can run any of the modules as desired.

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